Russia could take full control of all major cities in Ukraine, the Kremlin has said. At the same time, the country has warned the West that Moscow has enough military power to meet all of Russia’s goals in Ukraine without China’s help. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peshkov issued the warning on Monday.
He said that in addition to ensuring maximum security for civilians, the Russian Defense Ministry was not ruling out the possibility of taking full control of Ukraine’s main populous city.
Peshkov said some major Ukrainian cities had already been surrounded by Russian forces. A spokesman for the Kremlin said Russia had not sought military assistance from anyone, adding that Russia had asked China for military assistance.
‘Russia has the potential to continue the campaign. We have said that the operation is going according to plan and it will be completed on time and in full. “
He said Putin was somewhat disappointed with the progress made by the Kremlin’s special military operation, and that the United States and the European Union were trying to persuade Russia to step up operations in Ukrainian cities.
Peshkov said the United States had shown complete contempt for human life in 1999 by bombing the Yugoslav capital Belgrade, the Middle East war and the invasion of Afghanistan.
“We do not need the advice of such activists,” he said. All plans of the Russian leadership will be achieved in time and in full. “
The Kremlin spokesman said that at the beginning of the campaign, President Putin had explicitly instructed the Defense Ministry to avoid casualties in major cities such as Kiev. Because he imagined that the Ukrainian military would use civilians as shields.